I enjoyed the movie a lot–and seeing some friends in it. I live and breathe education! Alas, it’s a controversial movie–making it all the more interesting.
Yes, we need to ‘fix’ our schools, especially in the cities. Yes, we need to focus on the fact that our top students are not on a par with the world’s top students. But why no word about special education–the program that serves about 14% of all students nationwide and costs millions (often twice the amount we pay for regular education services). Why is special education off the table? We absolutely need to fix that, as well–in the context of school reform. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/diane-ravitch/has-ravitch-hurt-supermans-osc.html